This book will help you approach some of today’s most important questions.
Whether you are just starting to grapple with and write about the big issues of today—or you’re pretty sure you know where you stand—Emerging will give you plenty to think about. As you read the wide variety of selections in this book, keep an open mind, engage with the big questions, and ask big questions of your own, both in class and in your coursework. You’ll find that your writing will improve and grow every step of the way.
Table of Contents
*New to the 5th Edition
Preface for Instructors
Part 1: Emerging as a Critical Thinker and Academic Writer
Making An Argument
*Thinking about Audience
*Evaluating Sources in the Era of “Fake News”
Revising, Editing, And Proofreading
*Sample Student Paper
Part 2: The Readings
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Making Conversation and The Primacy of Practice
*Sarah Bellamy, Performing Whiteness
Adrian Chen, Unfollow
Ta-Nehisi Coates, From Between the World and Me
Torie Rose DeGhett, The War Photo No One Would Publish
Francis Fukuyama, Human Dignity
*Yessenia Funes, Pollution is Racial Violence
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
Malcolm Gladwell, Small Change
*Gavin Haynes, How Knitters Got Knotted in A Purity Spiral
*Samuel James, We’re All Fundamentalists Now
Leslie Jamison, Devil’s Bait
*Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, There’s Nothing Naïve About Moral Clarity
Maria Konnikova, The Limits of Friendship
*Hannah Landecker, Eating as Dialogue, Food as Technology
*Yi-Ling Liu, Greetings Premier, I Run a Gay Website
*Valeria Luiselli, Border
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind
Yo-Yo Ma, Necessary Edges: Arts, Empathy, and Education
Sharon Moalem, Changing Our Genes: How Trauma, Bullying, and Royal Jelly Alter Our Genetic Destiny
*Anne Helen Petersen, I Don’t Feel Like Buying Stuff Anymore
Michael Pollan, The Animals: Practicing Complexity
*Laurence Ralph, An Open Letter to All the Future Mayors of Chicago
*Tobias Rees, From the Anthropocene to the Microbiocene
Julia Serano, Why Nice Guys Finish Last
Rhys Southan, Is Art a Waste of Time?
*Aviva Stahl, The Sexual Assault Epidemic That No One is Talking About
Sarah Stillman, Hiroshima and the Inheritance of Trauma
Sherry Turkle, The Empathy Diaries
Tomas van Houtryve, From the Eyes of a Drone
David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster
*Esmé Weijun Wang, High-Functioning
Ethan Watters, Being WEIRD: How Culture Shapes the Mind
Wesley Yang, Paper Tigers
Kenji Yoshino, Preface and The New Civil Rights
*Hari Ziyad, My Gender is Black
Part 3: Assignment Sequences
Sequence 1: How Is Technology Changing Us?
*Sequence 2: How Do We Address Systemic Racism?
*Sequence 3: How Does Gender Shape Us, and How Do We Shape Gender?
*Sequence 4: How Can We Be Good Stewards of The Climate and the Environment?
Sequence 5: How Can You Make a Difference in the World?
Sequence 6: What Should Be the Goal of an Education?
Sequence 7: How Can We Get Along?
*Sequence 8: What Does it Mean to Be Mentally Healthy in A Complex World?
Index of Authors and Titles